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José María Álvarez-Pallete has been re-elected as a director of Telefónica by 84.6% of shareholders
Telefónica's AGM, held today remotely, has approved all the resolutions proposed by the company's Board of Directors. It has given the green light to the management related to the 2020 financial year, to the re-election of José María Álvarez-Pallete as executive director with a 84.6% support, higher than the 80.2% obtained in 2017, and of Carmen García de Andrés, Ignacio Moreno and Francisco José Riberas as directors. It has also approved the shareholder remuneration through scrip dividend, among other resolutions.
Telefónica joins The Climate Pledge
Telefónica becomes one of the first 100 companies to join The Climate Pledge, an initiative co-founded by Amazon and the NGO Global Optimism, for companies that commit to achieving net-zero carbon by 2040, a decade ahead of the Paris Agreement target date.
Ten years of Wayra: 800 startups invested and €285M in revenues with entrepreneurs
Wayra, the initiative to support entrepreneurship launched by Telefónica in 2011, celebrates its tenth anniversary, a period in which it has helped to create and transform local entrepreneurship ecosystems in Europe and Latin America. This means ten years of uninterrupted investment in 800 startups that has helped drive the creation of more than 10,000 high-skilled jobs. Wayra looks to the future with a focus on capturing and enhancing business opportunities between startups and Telefónica that arise with the advent of 5G, the internet of things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), advanced data analytics, robotics and cloud computing, among other technologies.
Telefónica Tech collaborates with Quside and Qrypt to validate new quantum technology in its VDC cloud Service.
Telefónica Tech has collaborated with Barcelona-based Quside, an industry-leading manufacturer of high-performance quantum random number generators, and New York-based Qrypt, a producer of cryptographic quantum security solutions enabled by its Quantum Entropy-as-a-Service (EaaS) solution, to successfully complete the integration of a new quantum technology into its cloud service hosted in its Virtual Data Centers (VDC).
S&P Global Ratings recognizes Telefónica's sound management of environmental, social and governance risks
Telefónica scores 72 out of 100 in S&P Global Ratings' ESG assessment, which measures companies' management of environmental, social and governance risks, S&P Global Ratings said today.